Honorary Vice President of IMANI Bright Simmons is backing the Ghanaian opposition’s stance against the Electoral Commission of Ghana’s proposed new Constitutional Instrument.
The opposition National Democratic Congress in Parliament has remained opposed the new Constitutional Instrument that will regulate electoral processes in the lead up to the 2024 elections.
If laid and successfully passed, the new CI would replace CI 91 and its amendment act CI 126.
The major changes that the new CI will introduce includes demanding that every Ghanaian who qualifies under Article 42 of the 1992 Constitution produces a National Identification Authority ID card before being registered to vote.
The opposition NDC in Parliament has sworn to block the CI from being laid in Parliament as they consider it an affront to the Ghanaian’s right to vote.
In a series of tweets, Bright Simmons urged the opposition to “continue to oppose it (CI) with every ounce of energy” stating “the Electoral Commission won’t respect reason only stamina.”
According to Bright Simmons there was “nothing absolutely logical” in the move by the EC “to impose Ghana Card as the sole ID for voter registration.”
Mr. Simmons tweets come in the wake of the appearance in parliament by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Jean Mensah, the Executive Director the National Identification Authority Prof Ken Attafuah and the Finance Minister ken Ofori Atta before Parliament’s “Committee of the Whole.”
The three have sought to calm the storm that has been raised by the opposition NDC’s fight against the CI.
Story: Sena Nombo/Radiogoldlive.com